Maru Didn’t See His Shadow Either

This is Setsubun, which is Japanese for the end of winter, and Maru and Not Maru are celebrating the arrival of spring. Not Maru is dressed as an oni, a Japanese ogre thought to be undefeatable.


While Maru, on the other hand, is dressed as … oh dear.


From Maru-watcher Andrew Y.! More on Maru’s website.

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10 thoughts on “Maru Didn’t See His Shadow Either

  1. debg February 3, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Those cats have a fantastic life, so they should put up with a little indignity now and then! Love them so much.

  2. mayitaazul February 3, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Maru does not look thrilled and Not Maru (Hana) is smashing with her long eyelashes!

  3. Gigi the cat lady February 3, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I have five cats of my own and still I love Maru and Hana!

  4. Andrew February 3, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Maru-watcher indeed >:3 XD

  5. Kay Fabe February 3, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    It sure doesn’t feel like the end of winter here, and that second getup certainly gives me a chill!

    • Deb February 3, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      It is Imbolc or Candelmas, a Celtic holiday for the midpoint between the Winter Solstice & the Spring Equinox. It’s never really the end of winter, but I think people like to know that the winter is half over!

      • Kay Fabe February 3, 2016 / 2:18 pm

        Ah, thanks!

  6. Faye February 3, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Purrr perfection.

  7. Deb February 3, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I want to see both cats in a Kabuki performance celebrating Setsubun.

  8. Sedro6 February 3, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    How could Maru NOT see his shadow. It’s big enough…

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